Tag Archives: Stockholm

One City in Five Hours

I was looking for city maps for an upcoming Canada trip when I stumbled across a witty and entertaining series of hand-drawn maps with mini-guides. Each of the two dozen or so “One City, Five Hours” guides was illustrated by … Continue reading

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Sounds of the City (2)

There are scads of travel apps out there that help us navigate unfamiliar territory, find suitable accommodations, discover trendy eating and drinking spots, or plan a tourist agenda. But the new Stockholm Sounds app (free on iTunes) allows the user … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants to Drive the Train

Yesterday, a Swedish train cleaner succumbed to that universal urge to be a train engineer and went for a three minute joyride with a suburban Stockholm commuter train. Unfortunately, she lacked the skills to keep the Saltsjobannen train on the … Continue reading

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Hey Taxi

While traveling in Europe I try to use public transportation whenever possible, however sometimes a taxi is the best option for a time-sensitive trip. A new Finnish start-up booking service called Cabforce offers taxi services in 25 European cities. Users … Continue reading

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Room for Art

The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm‘s happening Södermalm district, loves art so much that they inaugurated a scheme this summer that offers artists the opportunity to pay for their accommodations with a work of art. The offer is good for a … Continue reading

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Eurolapse takes us on a whirlwind three month tour of Europe in under five minutes. The film, created by photographer David Smith, was taken between May and August 2011.If you look closely, you can pick-out Vilnius, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, … Continue reading

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Nobel Jury Snubs JRR Tolkien

Well, actually the Nobel jury snub happened fifty years ago,but the despicable story only just surfaced. The Swedish newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet recently disclosed the sordid details after snooping in the official Nobel archives in Stockholm. It seems that C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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Stockholm: Mind Your Step (this week)

Photographer Erik Johansson’s street art project asked Stockholmers to “Mind Your Step” at Sergels torg.

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Longest Art Gallery In The World

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Tour Stockholm with Stieg Larsson

Like thousands of other Stieg Larsson fans, I visited my local bookstore bright and early yesterday morning to get a copy of the newly released “Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”. And like millions of fans worldwide I’m hooked on … Continue reading

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